Thanksgiving is three days away. We will be celebrating, as we have done many times before, at my brother’s house. My sister-in-law, the Gardening Queen, prepares the turkey and the trimmings. She does not do dessert. So, her sister brings a carrot cake from a local bakery. Their mom (my close friend, Estelle) brings a cookie assortment from Grace’s Market in NYC. I bake. Not that I’m the world’s greatest baker, but everyone loves my apple tart, and they expect that I will be bringing it.
Last year was the first time the Puzzle Genius was with us for Thanksgiving. Since he is gluten-intolerant, apple tart is a no-no for him. So, instead, I made a flourless chocolate cake. Though it was not very photogenic, the P.G. loved it, and everyone else agreed it was seriously delicious.
This year, J and the P.G. are going to his parents for Thanksgiving. So, when the Gardening Queen called me yesterday, it was, “You are bringing the apple tart?” Of course!